Importance of Baisakhi and how it’s celebrated
Baisakhi Festival is also recognized as Vaisakhi and Baisakhi is a religious festival of both Hindus and Sikh.vaisakhi is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year.
Vaisakhi is likely one of the most popular and necessary festivals celebrated within the state of Punjab and numerous other states of India. This festival takes place on April 13 yearly, however, once in 36 years, it’s celebrated on April 14. On this day, the farmers thank God for the nice crops and supply prayers for bountiful harvest within the subsequent season. The main celebrations of this festival are organized on the Anandpur Sahib and Muktsar.
This competition is widely known by peoples with immense pleasure and performing Bhangra and Gidda dance. people of Punjab celebrated Baisakhi festival by going to gurudwara and giving Baisakhi wishes to each other and distributing Kada prasad in gurudwara and Sikh community performs a lot of social and cultural work in gurudwara and outside gurdwara serving people by organizing langars as vaisakhi is one of the most famous festivals in Punjab.
colleges school and other govt institutions are closed on that day on this day shopkeepers are offering more discounts as compared to usual days to encourage more sales. Business houses and hotels are also offering a good discount to attract more foreign and local tourists visiting Punjab during the festival season.
Reason for celebrating Baisakhi festival in Punjab
There is a strong history of why vaisakhi is celebrated where is a Mughal emperor called Aurangzeb who have killed Guru Teg Bahadur’s father of Guru Gobind Singh. After his father died, Guru Gobind was presented as the next Sikh Guru. The people endure suffering under the rule of Aurangzeb after seeing the miserable condition of people.
Guru Gobind Singh in 1969 decided to encourage people to fight against them initially no one came forward to participate in this reform on repeated request 5 men taken interest and showed interest and after that guru taken them to a tent and dressed them in saffron. Also after that, these five men were given the title of panj pyaras from that day a new religion was formed the Khalsa Panth know known as Sikhism.
Welcoming the Festival of Joy and Peace Baisakhi Festival
In Punjab, Vaisakhi is celebrated by great enthusiasm, especially by Punjabi and Sikh. Gurudwaras stay well decorated and cleaned by people. People are visiting Gurudwara with there families’ relatives and friends to take the blessings of their gurus this day people to wear new clothes The Sikh families then gather at the gurdwaras to serve a specially organized prayer in the morning. Following that prayer is done, the devotees are given a sweet identified as the ‘Kada Prasad’.
Lip-Smacking Dishes to Eat
Sikhs are very affectionate of eating delicious food. On this day, they make different varieties of recipes like the potato curry, Sarson ka saag, Makki di roti, poori, paneer tikkas, vegetable pakora, chicken biryani and lots of delicious dishes.
Dance form performed by Sikhs in Vaisakhi
Baisakhi celebration is incomplete without dance shows and performance. There are two popular forms of dance that are presented by the Sikhs – Bhangra and Gidda. Bhangra is actually a high voltage dance that involves lots of jumping. This is usually performed by both men and women. Gidda is another social dance traditionally performed by women. The dancing shows the celebratory spirit of the women and their joyous spirits.
Traditional Dresses are worn by men and women
During this vaisakhi festival, people wear bright color dresses men usually wear turban kurtas and pajama and women wear salwar kameez or lehenga choli